Patents Examined by Aaron W Carter
  • Patent number: 10354165
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an afterimage candidate region includes: a comparison unit which compares gradation data of an n-th frame with integrated gradation data of an (n?1)-th frame and generates integrated gradation data of the n-th frame, where n is a natural number; a memory which provides the integrated gradation data of the (n?1)-th frame to the comparison unit and stores the integrated gradation data of the n-th frame; and an afterimage candidate region detection unit which detects an afterimage candidate region based on the integrated gradation data of the n-th frame, where each of the integrated gradation data of the n-th frame and the integrated gradation data of the (n?1)-th frame comprises a comparison region and a gradation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yong Jun Jang, Nam Gon Choi, Joon Chul Goh, Gi Geun Kim, Geun Jeong Park, Cheol Woo Park, Yun Ki Baek, Jeong Hun So, Dong Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10341648
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for performing automated analysis of frame-over-frame pixel changes in recorded video of the display output of a computing device to determine whether the computing device presented an animated buffering indicator or other animated problem indicator. A system may be configured to detect motion by determining frame-over-frame pixel intensity changes at various pixel locations across a number of frames, then to determine whether the pixel locations that suggest motion (such as those pixel locations that had sufficient intensity change when accounting for potential noise in the video data) are concentrated in an area of the screen in which problem indicators are expected to be displayed. The system may then determine whether the shape of the pixel locations that indicated sufficient motion match an expected shape or path of motion for a given class of problem indictors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Patrick Fonte, Sean James Amos, Michael Aaron Fox
  • Patent number: 10331936
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for multiplicating pattern images used as a trusted resource while reducing user participation, such as, for example, a producing N number (N>1) of reconstructed pattern images using shared images common to at least two constructed pattern images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10331970
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that include identifying robust features within a training image. Training features are generated by applying a feature detection algorithm to the training image, each training feature having a training feature location within the training image. At least a portion of the training image is transformed into a transformed image in accordance with a predefined image transformation. Transform features are generated by applying the feature detection algorithm to the transformed image, each transform feature having a transform feature location within the transformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Bing Song, Liwen Lin, Mustafa Jaber
  • Patent number: 10330377
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance includes a camera module for detecting first image data of an item to be refrigerated at a first time point and second image data of the item to be refrigerated at a second time point. A freshness determination device is provided for determining the state of freshness of the item to be refrigerated based on the first image data and the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Astrid Klingshirn
  • Patent number: 10325379
    Abstract: A biometric device that may include a sensor that reacts to a chemical element associated with a sweat gland; wherein when the sensor is contacted by an area of a skin of a person, an image that comprises information about locations of sweat glands within the area of the skin of the person is generated by the sensor; an image processor that is configured to generate an authentication result by comparing between (a) the information of the image generated by the sensor and (b) reference information of locations of sweat glands of a given person; wherein the authentication result indicates whether the person is the given person; and a communication module for communicating an authentication result indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shmuel Bukshpan, Uriel Halavee, Arie Heiman
  • Patent number: 10325360
    Abstract: A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor of the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images of one or more subject that include depth information. The processor, for an image: segments pixels and corresponding depth information to identify foreground regions associated with a target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Quang H. Nguyen, Minh N. Do, Sanjay J Patel, Daniel P. Dabbelt, Dennis J. Lin
  • Patent number: 10318816
    Abstract: Generating a plurality of event clusters by segmenting an image set. Each event cluster includes at least one image from the image set. The image set, having time metadata corresponding to each image in the set, is accessed. A time interval between each pair of neighboring images in the image set is determined. The neighboring images in each of the pairs are adjacent in a time ordered sequence. The time interval for each of the pairs is determined from time metadata associated with each image in the pair. An adjustment value is determined for one or more of the determined time intervals based on at least one of predetermined time of day information and calendar information. The images in the image set are segmented to generate the plurality of event clusters. Segmentation boundaries for each event cluster are determined using at least the determined adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mark Ronald Tainsh, Alex Penev, Sammy Chan
  • Patent number: 10311574
    Abstract: A digital medium environment includes an image processing application that performs object segmentation on an input image. An improved object segmentation method implemented by the image processing application comprises receiving an input image that includes an object region to be segmented by a segmentation process, processing the input image to provide a first segmentation that defines the object region, and processing the first segmentation to provide a second segmentation that provides pixel-wise label assignments for the object region. In some implementations, the image processing application performs improved sky segmentation on an input image containing a depiction of a sky.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Shen, Zhe Lin, Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Kalyan K. Sunkavalli
  • Patent number: 10311285
    Abstract: A method for enhancing an image for facial recognition comprises capturing an image of the face with a polarizer and correcting the polarized image for non-uniformity. Stokes Parameters S0, S1, S2 are obtained by weighted subtraction of the polarized image to form Stokes images. DoLP is computed from the Stokes images, and facial recognition algorithms are applied to the DoLP image. A system for enhancing images for facial recognition comprises a polarimeter configured to record polarized image data of a subject's face, a signal processing unit and logic configured to receive and store in memory the image data from the polarimeter, calculate Stokes parameters from the image data, and compute a DoLP image from the Stokes parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: J. Larry Pezzaniti, David B. Chenault
  • Patent number: 10311634
    Abstract: A system and method for managing supply chain inventory which includes a product model to direct inventory management operations such as piece picking and restocking. The system includes a scanner configured to measure the dimensions and weight of a product, and to obtain a plurality of images of the product. The system further includes a computing device having at least one processor and a memory, and configured to use the measured weight and dimensions, and the plurality of images, to determine any of a shape of the outer surface of the product, a center of gravity of the product, and a three dimensional representation of a shape of a configuration of the product which may be included in the product model. Configurations can include single product, packaged product, and bundled configurations. The product model may be stored in memory or on a remote database for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IAM Robotics, LLC
    Inventors: Ricky Alan Houghton, Thomas Galluzzo, Vladimir Altman
  • Patent number: 10304352
    Abstract: An electronic device, comprising: a memory; at least one processor operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: receive a first image or metadata corresponding to the first image from an external electronic device; capture a second image by using a camera; detect a change of a first region of interest of the first image; change a second region of interest of the second image based on the change of the first region of interest; and display the second region of interest on a display, wherein displaying the second region of interest includes a displaying at least a portion of the second image that corresponds to the second region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Ha Yoon, Eun-Seok Ryu, Eui-Chang Jung, Young-Keun Choi
  • Patent number: 10295339
    Abstract: A pattern measurement method and measurement apparatus are provided that appropriately evaluate the deformation of a pattern occurring due to a micro loading effect. In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, there are provided pattern measurement method and apparatus that measure a dimension of a pattern formed on a sample. In the pattern measurement method and apparatus, distances between a reference pattern and a plurality of adjacent patterns adjacent to the reference pattern or inner diameters of the reference pattern in a plurality of directions are measured, and the measurement results of the plurality of distances between the reference pattern and the adjacent patterns or the measurement results of the inner diameters of the reference pattern in the plurality of directions are classified according to distances between the reference pattern and the adjacent patterns or directions of the patterns adjacent to the reference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Hasumi, Masami Ikota
  • Patent number: 10289903
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for training a pattern recognition system are described. In one example, a method for training a sign language translation system includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a 3D model simulating a gesture that represents a letter, a word, or a phrase in a sign language. The method includes obtaining a value indicative of a total number of training images to be generated, using the value indicative of the total number of training images to determine a plurality of variations of the 3D scene for generating of the training images, applying each of plurality of variations to the 3D scene to produce a plurality of modified 3D scenes, and capturing an image of each of the plurality of modified 3D scenes to form the training images for a neural network of the sign language translation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Avodah Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Chandler, Dallas Nash, Michael Menefee
  • Patent number: 10289937
    Abstract: Image backup using a trained image classifier is disclosed. In various embodiments, an image classifier is applied to a plurality of images to identify one or more images to be included in a save set of images. The save set of images are selectively stored to a second location according to one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Raghuprasad Prasad, Mahantesh M. Ambaljeri, Amitabh Mehta
  • Patent number: 10282614
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for determining and alerting a user as to whether an object will successfully scan before the post-processing of the scan data. In embodiments, before post-processing of the scan data begins, the scan data is processed by a machine learning algorithm which is able to determine whether and/or how likely the scan data is to return an accurate scanned reproduction of the scanned object. The machine learning algorithm may also suggest new positions for the object in the environment where the scan is more likely to be successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Simari, Vijay Baiyya, Lin Liang, Simon Stachniak
  • Patent number: 10275671
    Abstract: An electronic computing device includes a processing unit and system memory. The system memory includes instructions which, when executed by the processing unit, cause the electronic computing device to: receive a communication containing audio data; automatically identify one or more sounds in the audio data of the communication that can be correlated with a geographical location; use the identification of the one or more sounds to identify the geographical location for the audio data; and verify an identity of an individual using the geographic location from the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 10268886
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable efficient processing of images. One or more features are extracted from a plurality of images. Based on the extracted features, the plurality of images are classified into a first set including a plurality of first images and a second set including a plurality of second images. One or more images of the plurality of first images are false positives. The plurality of first images and none of the plurality of second images are transmitted to a remote device. The remote device is configured to process one or more images including recognizing the extracted features, understanding the images, and/or generating one or more actionable items. Aspects of the disclosure facilitate conserving memory at a local device, reducing processor load or an amount of energy consumed at the local device, and/or reducing network bandwidth usage between the local device and the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammed Shoaib, Jie Liu, Jin Li
  • Patent number: 10270766
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to an anonymous database system. The system includes a plurality of biometric nodes in communication with one another. Each of the plurality of biometric nodes includes a biometric input that receives biometric data from a user. The system also includes at least one central database in communication with the plurality of biometric nodes; and a plurality of institution databases in communication with the plurality of biometric nodes. A first node of the plurality of biometric nodes is configured to receive a message from a second node of the plurality of biometric nodes, the message requesting authorization of data access by the second node. Various embodiments relate to a method for performing an action requiring multiple levels of authentication using an anonymous database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DIGNITY HEALTH
    Inventors: Alan M. Pitt, Shahram Partovi
  • Patent number: 10271070
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing system and an image processing method able to suppress block distortion in the case of decoding image data encoded in unit of blocks. A controlling unit selects a filtering content to be applied to the block image data based on the encoding types of the block image data to be filtered, and a filtering unit applies filtering to the block image data to be processed according to the filtering content selected by the controlling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Kazushi Sato, Yoichi Yagasaki